18924Re: Machine selection for a newbie
- Jan 1, 2008--- In email@example.com, rgsparber@... wrote:
> One bit of good and common wisdom is to start by going to a
> college to better understand what you want to do and what class ofmachine you
> really want. I did this many years ago and it helped me a lot.What machine you
> buy is such a personal choice, I really doubt anyone on the webknows you well
> enough to recommend your ideal machine.read as
> Another bit of great advice I received early in my journey is to
> much as you can about your new hobby. There are many wonderfulbooks plus a huge
> amount of knowledge on the various yahoo group achieves.to face
> Furthermore, if you can join a local metal club, you will get face
> help. I was in a metal club in IL for many years and now belong toone in AZ.
> Both groups have been extremely generous with their knowledge.I'll check out the community college when the semester starts up
> web site: http://rick.sparber.org
again. I've picked up several books on the topic they've definitely
thrown gas on the fire so to speak :)
There's a club http://www.cams-club.org/ that meets about n hour and
a half drive from me. I plan to make it to a meeting and learn more
Nice website by the way. You have some great info there!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, figNoggle <david@...> wrote:
> hi chuck-
> if space and budget allows, go for the larger mill from any of the
> ed mentioned. we still use our x2 for production parts under cnc
> conversion), but make use of the rf-45 clone from enco (when
> sale w/free shipping) quite frequently.
> having said that, starting with an x2 is a great way to get started
> your garage. one advantage of working with a smaller machine is
> challenges you to think about how to work around the work envelope
> hope this helps!
Well I've had several people recommend the X3 or RF45 machines if I
had ANY thoughts at all of working larger projects. My budget is
$3000, MAXIMUM but I certainly wouldn't complain if I spend less. LoL!
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